Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Miss P and Mr C from Weeton, Lancashire


4th safari to Zimbabwe

On this trip, I visited Zimbabwe between 10-Sep-2015 and 25-Sep-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Yet another fantastic safari to Zimbabwe, our fourth to this beautiful country.

We had an amazing time in Matopos, superbly guided by Paul Hubbard.
We had a brilliant time on our mobile safari in Mana Pools, with our excellent guide Mark.
There was an issue with ZimParks double-booking one of our campsites but this was handled on the ground by our guide and Natureways to our satisfaction.

Hopefully we will be able to return again in the not too distant future.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

This was our 6th trip with Expert Africa, with another booked for 2016. We are more than happy with the service you provide.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Amalinda, Zimbabwe
11-Sep-2015 review: Not long enough at Camp Amalinda
ExcellentExcellent

12 Wonderful Nights at Kickaka

On this trip, I visited Tanzania between 6-Sep-2014 and 20-Sep-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We spent 12 fantastic nights on safari with Moli and Noelle of Kichaka Expeditions.

The trip was tailormade exactly to our requirements and we had a great time walking in the wilderness looking for wildlife.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

This was our 5th safari with Expert Africa and as usual the service was second to none.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Serena Hotel Dar, Tanzania
7-Sep-2014 review: Good overnight stay at the Dar Serena
ExcellentExcellent
Kichaka Expeditions, Tanzania
8-Sep-2014 review: Superb Safari with Kichaka
ExcellentExcellent

Mana Pools Safari

On this trip, I visited Zambia & Zimbabwe between 9-Sep-2012 and 22-Sep-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This was our 2nd visit to Zimbabwe. We went to Mana Pools as part of a safari to Zimbabwe in 2011. There we were guided by Mark van Zuydam. We were so impressed by the park and Mark's exceptional guiding that we asked Expert Africa to arrange a private safari to Mana Pools with Mark as our guide. This safari rates as our best anywhere in Africa.

Mark is extremely competent at what he does and was a pleasure to be with for our 11 nights. We had a fantastic time tracking lions at various locations throughout the park and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to be able to spend so much of the time walking instead of being in the vehicle. We will certainly be going back in the future.

All the road transfers from Lusaka and across the border at Chirundu in Zimbabwe went very smoothly. The drivers at both sides helped us with the immigration procedures etc. The drive from Lusaka to Chirundu takes approx 2.5 to 3 hrs as the traffic in Lusaka is so busy, then the drive from Chirundu to Mana takes approx 2-3 hrs depending on where in Mana you are going.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

This is our 3rd trip with Expert Africa and will definately use them again in the future.
I can't think of anything you need to improve on. Keep visiting the camps as your 'on the ground' knowledge is the reason we use you.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Vundu Camp, Zimbabwe
17-Sep-2012 review: Elephants for lunch at Little Vundu
ExcellentExcellent
Eight Reedbuck Hotel, Zambia
21-Sep-2012 review: Eight Reedbuck Hotel review
GoodGood